Wood gets a new head of strategy and development | Rigzone


Global consulting and engineering firm Wood has appointed Jennifer Richmond as executive president of strategy and development and the newest member of the leadership team.

In his new role, Richmond will assume executive responsibility for Wood’s growth through strategic planning, business development, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and communications.

“I am delighted to welcome Jennifer to Wood at a pivotal time as we evolve our strategy to focus more on energy transition and industrial decarbonization,” said Robin Watson, Wood’s Chief Executive Officer.

“She has an exceptional track record of delivering industry-leading solutions for clients, leading transformation programs and identifying strategic growth areas. I am confident that she will be an excellent candidate and will play a key role in positioning Wood for the future, building a stronger backlog and driving our growth program over the coming years,” added Watson.

Richmond joins Wood from Jacobs where she held various senior positions throughout her 19 years with the firm. A member of the leadership team since 2018, her most recent role was as Senior Vice President of Sales for the Federal and Environmental Solutions business.

Previously, she served as Senior Vice President for the Advancing National Security and Defense business, where she led a global team of 5,000 people providing mission-critical solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense and other government clients. .

Wood said Richmond had a passion for inclusion and diversity and was co-chair of Jacob’s Women’s Network. In 2020, she was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Leaders to Watch” by Washington Exec, a member organization for executives in the United States. She is also a Fellow of the Association of the United States Army and is a Certified Project Management Professional.

“Throughout my career, I have reshaped business portfolios and operations to drive accelerated, profitable growth and help my teams become the partner of choice for clients. Wood has many of the solutions needed to deliver a net zero future and I look forward to growing the business as the energy transition accelerates,” said Richmond.

Based in Washington DC, Richmond begins her new role effective April 18, 2022. She succeeds Andrew Stewart who left Wood for a new client-side role in her native Australia.

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